Before the proper technique for rolling sushi was mastered, novice chefs had to assemble ingredients while tearing down steep hills inside rice-filled barrels. Roll with the experts with today’s Groupon to Azukar Sushi. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of sushi on Friday and Saturday.
- For $14, you get $30 worth of sushi Sunday–Thursday.
Head chef Ka Ming Chan, a Honk Kong native, wraps his knowledge of Japanese cuisine together with a variety of flavors from other culinary cultures to create his selection of made-to-order sushi. The menu features sashimi and rolls, as well as nigiri and temaki sushi wrapped in rice, seaweed, and other cloaks that protect tasty interiors like a bear-repelling sleeping bag around a camper. Clasp and then mouth-mash a hawaii roll filled with tuna and avocado ($6.95), or the yakitori roll stuffed with grilled chicken, cream cheese, lettuce, scallions, and teriyaki sauce ($8.95). Patrons can enjoy 13 different nigiri sushi selections such as octopus, eel, squid, and smelt roe ($3.50–$3.95); or nosh on the divinely delectable angel roll, packed with shrimp tempura, crab salad, seared cream cheese, and raw halos ($10.95).
The sushi chefs at Azukar Sushi slice and roll more than 65 varieties of sushi and sashimi to order. Dishes such as tataki tuna and seared salmon carpaccio top sleek white tables at the new West El Camino Avenue location, which surrounds diners with plum-colored walls. Chopsticks can also pluck up pieces of nigiri sushi, such as octopus and fried tofu skin, or tap out bell carols on the sushi bar’s cylindrical hanging lamps. Specialty rolls such as the honey-walnut roll with shrimp tempura arrive artfully arranged on white-porcelain plates.